Local Discriminant Regions Using Support Vector Machines for Object Recognition

  • David Guillamet
  • Jordi Vitriá
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1876)


Visual object recognition is a difficult task when we consider non controlled environments. In order to manage problems like scale, viewing point or occlusions, local representations of objects have been proposed in the literature. In this paper, we develop a novel approach to automatically choose which samples are the most discriminant ones among all the possible local windows of a set of objects. The use of Support Vector Machines for this task have allowed the management of high dimensional data in a robust and founded way. Our approach is tested on a real problem: the recognition of informative panels.


Support Vector Machines Local Appearance Computer Vision Object Recognition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Guillamet
    • 1
  • Jordi Vitriá
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Visió per Computador-Dept. InformàticaUniversitat Autònoma deBarcelonaBellaterraSpain

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